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Poll: 25 Anime That Are Better Than The Manga

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Loads of anime are adaptations of manga. But which ones are the best? A recent Japanese poll tried to find that out.

Goo Ranking (via Sankaku NSFW) polled 500 men and women (250 of each, all in either their 20s or 30s), and here are the top twenty five anime that are better than the original manga.

25. Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san - 15 votes

23. Basilisk - 16 votes

23. Squid Girl - 16 votes

20. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure - 17 votes

20. Chihayafuru - 17 votes

20. Rakudai Ninja Rantaro - 17 votes

18. Locodol - 19 votes

18. My Bride is a Mermaid - 19 votes

15. Akira - 21 votes

15. Akazukin Chacha - 21 votes

15. Oishinbo - 21 votes

14. Ojarumaru - 22 votes

13. WORKING!! - 23 votes

12. Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo - 25 votes

11. Hunter × Hunter - 27 votes

10. Dokonjo Gaeru - 32 votes

9. Mister Ajikko - 34 votes

8. Planetes - 35 votes

7. Attack on Titan - 36 votes

6. Chibi Maruko-chan - 41 votes

5. Sazae-san - 48 votes

4. K-On! - 50 votes

2. Crayon Shin-chan - 57 votes

2. Gin Tama - 57 votes

1. Lupin the Third - 62 votes

Agree? Disagree? Discuss!

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

You gotta be shitting me, 21 people think the 125 minute abridged movie version of Akira is considered better than Otomo’s original 2000 page magnum opus? What are those 21 people smoking?!?